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M.A. Gaston Matthew Alexander Gaston
Full Name: Matthew Alexander Gaston
Date of birth: November 1, 1832
Date of death: January 9, 1883

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 25 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th   Democrat Alto / Cherokee   Cherokee
H 3 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (2) (3)   Democrat Alto / Cherokee   Cherokee, Houston

(1) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Resolutions relating to R.H.C. Shelton and M.A. Gaston election contest, 6/21/1870, p. 412. Election contest resolved in Gaston's favor, 6/22/1870, p. 418. House Journal. June 21, 1870 June 22, 1870
(2) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/8/1870. House Journal.
(3) Party affiliation, Democrat. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • GASTON, MATTHEW ALEXANDER (1832-1883). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 88-90. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Gaston, Matthew Alexander. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company A, 18th Texas Infantry Regiment. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. M.A. Gaston, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. M.A. Gaston, 12th Legislature, Austin History Center
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Democratic Members of the House of Representatives, 12th Legislature, April 18, 1871 (Austin History Center). Austin History Center.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Debt  
    Public Health, Vital Statistics, and History of Texas  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Fire Protection of State Buildings  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    State Affairs  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    State Affairs  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    House Member Conduct, Select  
    Public Debt  
    12th Provisional - 1870
    Contested House Seats  

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